Above, Morris Speech Therapy's Caroline Sinico, MA CCC-SLP provides a smile and positive feedback for a job well done!
Above, Morris Speech Therapy's own Katherine Pawlikowski, MS CCC-SLP.
Q: Will my insurance cover teletherapy?
A: It depends. When you call us we will do an intake with you and then call your insurance once we know what diagnosis to ask about. You can also call member benefits at the insurance company and ask.
Q: How long is a teletherapy appointment?
A: They are generally 30 minutes long.
Q: I though private insurance won't pay for teletherapy in NJ?
A: On March 23, 2020, the NJ legislature passed an act allowing insurance to pay for teletherapy and other telehealth. Shortly thereafter the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid allowed it too.
Q: How long will Morris Speech Therapy provide teletherapy as an option?
A: As of this writing (May 15, 2020) the legislation says we can do so until June 30 2020.
We are providing speech, swallow and cognitive therapy via teletherapy. Although this is a new platform for therapy, we are finding that this platform is a very good option for most of our clients. Interestingly children with Autism seem to do very well with this option in many cases.
Teletherapy is the online delivery of speech, occupational, and mental health therapy services via high-resolution, live video conferencing. Teletherapy sessions are very similar to traditional speech therapy-- but without the travel time. We like to have parents involved during each session. This platform means we can choose to co-conference with other individuals treating your child such as your Occupational Therapist.